The Foods We Eat

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The Foods We Eat
Nutrition Review
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What are the 6 essential nutrients the
body needs to meet its energy needs?
What are Food Labels?
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
passed a law that said that all food must
follow regulatory labeling
RDA’s or (your recommended dietary
allowances)
“General Guidelines”
Food Labels cont.
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Labels are based on
a 2,000 calories a day
diet.
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55% Carbs.
30% Fat.
15% Protein
What should we look for on a
Food Label?
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Serving Size & Amount
Total Calories and
calories from fat
Total Fat
% of Daily Value
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5% or less is low
20% or more is high.
* Sodium Content*
2,400mg
recommended
daily allowance!
Serving Sizes
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The amount of a portion of food
Used to measure the amount of food you
eat
Helps us make better food choices and
prevent overeating
Food Label Analysis Activity!
Why we eat the foods we eat
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Family Influences
Ethnic background
Advertisements
Regions of the country in which you live
Friends
Lifestyle
Cost of Food
Food Guide Pyramid
Easy way to show
foods that make up a
healthy diet
 Includes 5 food
groups
 Based on the
number of servings
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Build a Healthy Base
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Let the pyramid guide your food choices
Choose a variety of grains daily, especially
whole grains
Choose a variety of fruits and vegetables
daily
Choose Sensibly
“Everything in Moderation”
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Choose a diet that is low in saturated fat
and cholesterol and moderate in total fat
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Choose beverages and food to moderate
your intake of sugars
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Choose and prepare foods with less salt.
Creating Healthy Meals!
B54Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

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